GLORY KICKBOXING Returns to The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City with Two World Title Fights on Friday, Dec. 1
GLORY KICKBOXING-Glory and formerly Glory World Series is an international kickboxing promotion company founded in 2012 by Glory Sports International Pte Ltd. partners Pierre Andurand, Scott Rudmann and Total Sports Asia. The company has its headquarters in Singapore and international offices in Denver USA and Amsterdam, Holland.
GLORY 46 COMING TO CHINA PREVIEW
Glory is known as one of the premier kickboxing organizations in the world. There are mma fighters now competing in the kickboxing events. Antonio “BIGFOOT” Silva will compete in Glory 46 in China. He is known as a heavy weight contender previously fighting in the UFC.
HISTORY OF GLORY KICKBOXING
When K-1, historically the world’s premier kickboxing organization, began suffering from extreme financial difficulties in 2011, Total Sports Asia, TSA CEO Marcus Luer, London-based French investor Pierre Andurand, and Scott Rudmann of Nectar Capital attempted to buy the brand. When K-1 was instead sold to Gunil “Mike” Kim and EMCOM Entertainment Inc., Pierre Andurand, TSA, and the other investors decided to start a brand new label and kickboxing organisation called GLORY, and bought United Glory, Golden Glory and It’s Showtime in order to secure a top event production team, and to secure all the top fighters in the world. Scott Rudmann was named vice-chairman and has since become an integral part of GLORY’s success as an organization.
The name GLORY has caused some confusion to arise as to Golden Glory’s role with the new organization. GLORY has clarified that Golden Glory, like the It’s Showtime organization, was bought and absorbed, and not the other way around. A number of people formerly involved with It’s Showtime, the Golden Glory team and the United Glory event became GLORY consultants, though Simon Rutz, the founder and former owner of It’s Showtime, has departed the company.
GSI signed most of the world’s top kickboxers such as Peter Aerts, Remy Bonjasky, Semmy Schilt, Gokhan Saki, Daniel Ghiţă, Albert Kraus, Giorgio Petrosyan, Yoshihiro Sato
GLORY 48 New York is headlined by No. 4-ranked featherweight contender Kevin VanNostrand (16-1, 11 KO, fighting out of the United States) getting his first title opportunity. The 30-year-old New Yorker will meet the winner of a bout between featherweight champion Robin van Roosmalen and No. 1 contender Serhiy Adamchuk happening later this month at GLORY 45 Amsterdam.